Monday, April 23, 2018

MSSU students to showcase research during symposium Wednesday

(From Southern News Service)

Students will have the opportunity to showcase their research beyond the classroom during the 2018 Student Research Symposium, to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in Connor Ballroom at Missouri Southern State University.

More than 30 entries will be featured in one of six categories: Humanities; Business, Engineering and Technology; Social Sciences; Physical and Biological Sciences; Health Sciences; and Education. Students will create a poster presentation to visually share their work.

A panel of judges – from on and off campus – will determine the winners in each category. First- and second-place winners will be announced for each category, and there will be a prize awarded for the best overall poster.

“The event allows our students to gain firsthand experience in an academic discipline while developing and enhancing their analytical, critical-thinking and communication skills,” said Dr. Michael Howarth, research symposium coordinator. “These experiences have proven beneficial for students when beginning a career or graduate studies.”

A faculty-led panel titled “Getting Started in Research” will be offered from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Room 341 of Billingsly Student Center.

The session will be led by Dr. Jason Willand in Biology; Dr. Maggie Beachner in Education; and Dr. Megan Bever in History. They will discuss research opportunities at Missouri Southern and how students can get started with faculty-mentored projects.

The public is invited to view the entries on display.

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